The Axe is no better, and i shall know more probably next week when a friend is going to walk the river to see how much work ie "Bank clearing etc" will need to be carried out this year. Theres bound to be a tree or two down, and causing a log jam!
What a disasterous latter part of the year its been. I should think that most of the "stocked " fish have been swept far down stream, never to be seen again, whilst the "wild" fish may return as and when! hopefully.
I have spent a few days tying up some more dry flies, to replace the ones that the odd branch/bank managed to jump out and grab.